Position: Entry level

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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‘ Kotahi ano te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’ – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.’

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is committed to providing high quality psychological approaches to the people in our management. Humanising and healing is one of the key principles of Hokai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction.

There are different opportunities for Corrections Psychologists in the Hamilton area. Reporting to the Manager Psychological Services you will assist the team to achieve positive outcomes. Embracing the scientist-practitioner framework, we provide specialist clinical services focused on assisting individuals who have offended to develop the awareness and skills to reduce re-offending. Our team undertakes clinical assessment and treatment, group treatment, provides supervision, advice, and training within Corrections and allied agencies, provides specialist risk assessment to the NZ Parole Board and the Courts, and participates in a range of service initiatives including research projects. Our work across Corrections sites both in Prisons and the Community gives this role ongoing clinical and professional variety, and a range of development opportunities.

You will be part of a professional team which calls for someone who:

Is reliable and committed to best practice approaches Has strong problem solving and communication skills (verbal and written) Works well in a collaborative professional environment Wants to begin or progress their career in a development focused service.

In Return We Can Offer You

A vibrant supportive team culture (comprised of other Psychologists) Regular and frequent individual supervision Career-long professional development and supervision An environment in which psychology informs organisational practices Cultural supervision to increase familiarity and comfort in Te Ao Maori A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities, and World class criminal justice psychology training, mentoring and supervision.

The position is salaried from $76,860-$117,300 depending on the experience and competency level of the successful applicants. If you want to work for a service committed to using psychological approaches to achieve positive social outcomes that make our communities safer, visit our website and apply now. Please note that applicants must hold registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and will be required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment drug tests.

See hear more about the role of Psychologist from with the Department of Corrections - follow the link below.

Hamilton/ Kirikiroa is located on the banks of the Waikato river, at the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s close to other major centres, tourist destinations, the coast and bush. With a temperate climate, efficient public transportation system and vibrant social scene Hamilton is a picturesque, lively and compact city. To find out more about Hamilton Kirikiriroa Hamilton please visit this website: https://www.visithamilton.co.nz/welcome/about-hamilton

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whanau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whanau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hokai Rangi (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.

It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whanau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at ********** .

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